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A walk in the French Riviera: Movie start treatment at Saint Tropez [On The Road: Saint Tropez]

I had gone up to Westchester. I go there every Tuesday. I do charity for the blind in my spare time for the Lighthouse. I was in the middle of a game of Parcheesi with an old blind man and I excused myself to call my friend as he was very depressed lately because he never became a banker
Newman (Seinfeld episode “The Ticket”)

Next stop was Saint Tropez. Once a modest fishing village, then a military stronghold, these days a seaside resort favourite between the jet set since Brigitte Bardot went in the 50s. The place is definitely a gem, you can get lost walking in the old city, climb to the Citadelle de Saint Tropez for a great panoramic view, enjoy a tarte Tropezienne, and relax for a full day in Plage de Pampelonne.

View from the Citadelle
We got to Au Caprice des Deux a lovely restaurant in the old town. Recommended by Lonely Planet guide, a quite nice quiet place in a laneway. Really nice menu took us time to make a choice, definitely the best restaurant of the entire trip, amazing cuisine, service was slow, but the food good enough to make you forget. We got the crab cannelloni in crayfish sauce that was superb, a steak seared with truffles in truffle sauce that was amazing and scallops and truffle risotto that was divine. Highly recommended, expect to pay 65pp for your diner.

Crab cannelloni
Scallops with truffle risotto
At Pampelonne there are plenty of options, a bit overpriced, but you are already there so at least enjoy. We got into Nioulargo, nice food, great view, you pay for the spot. Expect a bill of 70pp.

Before leaving we did a bit of driving around the Peninsula including a quick stop in the walled village of Ramatuelle, get another panoramic view from the Paillais mill, and a lovely drive to France second tallest lighthouse the Semaphore de Camarat.

Saint Tropez
Cote d'Azur

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